Back to school
Paul Dunning is passionate about education despite leaving school at 16 to pursue a career in his then passion, agriculture.
Paul Dunning is passionate about education despite leaving school at 16 to pursue a career in his then passion, agriculture. As Diocesan Director of Education, Paul has strategic oversight of our 110 schools from large academies to small rural schools. “God has a sense of humour. I could never imagine the route that brought me through vocational education into working with schools. But looking back I can see his hand on every step and decision preparing me for this role in his church.”
“Our staff and pupils have faced an unprecedented season of disruption and difficulty during the pandemic but have persevered, innovated and supported one another magnificently.” As they begin a new academic year, the pastoral care for pupils as they emerge into a “new normal” – cementing the good things learned during that time, and perhaps grieving some of the bad – is at the forefront of their minds. It’s Education Sunday on 12 September. Visit www. DofN.org/educationsunday or www.prayforschools.org to find resources to help you pray for your local school.
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